Former Chelsea assistant boss Graham Rix has told talkSPORT that Frank Lampard and John Terry are well equipped to become managers.
But he has insisted that it would be too risky to bring in either of them as player/manager to replace Rafa Benitez.
The Spanish interim boss has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season but a rant at their board and the Chelsea fans means that there are rumours he could leave sooner.
And although Rix feels that Terry and Lampard have the ability to become bosses, he doubts they’d be able to cope with the demands of playing and managing simultaneously.
He told Kick Off: “When I look at the characters that are at Chelsea I’m absolutely certain that, if he stays in the game, Frank Lampard will be a super manager. He would be a fantastic manager.
“John Terry, who is at the club at the moment, his stature within that club is of an absolute living legend there and he would have the mentality and the toughness to do it.
“Whether they want to accept that situation is another matter.
“To have [the pressure of being a manager] throughout the week and then go out and perform in front of 60,000 people and do your job properly is a big ask.”